My tank was doing well and I decided to pickup a Bicolor Blenny Wednesday. I've got a Sixline and 4 Chromis in the tank now (as far as fish go).
I found him dead yesterday afternoon. I'm sure I screwed up somewhere so hopefully someone can tell me where so I won't do it again.
Tested Ammonia & Nitrite before getting him and both were 0.
Acclimated him for about an hour and 15 mins. Floated the bag and poured a quarter cup of my tank water in the bag every 5 mins for 45 mins or so. Poured out most of the water in the bag and continued pouring 1/4 cup in the bag for another 25 mins. Poured out most of the water and released the little guy.
He seemed ok last night after release. He appeared to be "breathing" hard but I thought he was just acclimating. He tried out a variety of holes in the rock and even swam around perching on the top of some rocks for awhile.
Yesterday morning, I found him peeking out of a hole. He seemed ok though I couldn't see most of him. He moved a few times back into the hole when he got scared.
Went to lunch and when I came back around 3pm, found his body on the bottom...
Did more tests since then:
Ammonia, Nitrite, & Nitrate are all 0.
PH is 8.0.
All my other fish are still fine. I noticed he was slightly discolored in spots but he definitely didn't look like that in the tank at the LFS
Can anyone point me to where I may have gone wrong? Acclimation? Other tests I should run?
75g Reef/38g Sump
4X96 Daylight; 4X96 Actinic
; 4 Green Chromis; SixLine Wrasse;
Cleaner Shrimp; Assorted Snails/Hermits/Emeralds;
Assorted Mushrooms; Toadstool Mushroom Leather